Lesson Plan: Proportion Word Problems Mathematics • 7th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find an unknown term in a proportion and solve word problems on proportions involving fractions and decimals.


Students will be able to

  • find an unknown term in a proportion,
  • solve word problems with proportions.


Students should already be familiar with

  • ratio notation,
  • sharing a quantity into two- or three-part ratios,
  • simplifying ratios.


Students will not cover

  • proportionality with algebraic equations,
  • tables and graphs of proportions,
  • direct and indirect proportions.

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